13 days in Japan, Beijing & Hong Kong Itinerary

13 days in Japan, Beijing & Hong Kong Itinerary

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13 days in Japan, Beijing & Hong Kong Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Fuji, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple) and then browse for treasures at Panjiayuan Antique Market. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Gong Wang Fu, contemplate the long history of Beijing Jiuwan Lane, and then admire the striking features of English speaking driver in Beijing.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Beijing journey maker .

New York City, USA to Beijing is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Beijing is 13 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Beijing hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple) ©
Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple)
Kunming Lake ©
Kunming Lake
Beijing Jiuwan Lane ©
Beijing Jiuwan Lane

2
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hong Kong: Macau (Macao Museum & Macau Museum of Art). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, admire the natural beauty at Chi Lin Nunnery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Tai Po Street, and explore the historical opulence of Tung Chung Fort.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Hong Kong takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hong Kong, with lows of 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Macau
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Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Cheung Chau Island ©
Cheung Chau Island
Macao Museum ©
Macao Museum

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tandenan (Rakugaki-dera Temple) (in Yawata), Osaka (The Statue in front of the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bldg., Yodoya Yashiki-Ato, & more) and Itami Sky Park (in Itami). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, admire the striking features of Jishu Shrine, make a trip to Kyoto Gion Post Office, and see the interesting displays at Ikebana Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto journey builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Hong Kong to Kyoto takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kyoto, with lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Fuji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Itami Sky Park, Tandenan (Rakugaki-dera Temple), Kannoji Temple, Jishu Shrine
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Ryoanji Temple ©
Ryoanji Temple
Itami Sky Park ©
Itami Sky Park
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
Fuji, Japan

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get outside with Fujigawa Service Area - Inbound and then examine the collection at Yasushi Inoue Literary Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Iwamoto, and then get great views at Obuchi Sasaba.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fuji road trip planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Fuji in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kyoto in July, you will find days in Fuji are a bit cooler (81°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Yasushi Inoue Literary Museum
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Obuchi Sasaba ©
Obuchi Sasaba

1
night
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Quark Museum, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Station Marunouchi Ekimae Hiroba, view the masterpieces at Wa Space, then get your game on at Euro Space, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Fortune Telling Hall Lamp.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip site .

Getting from Fuji to Tokyo by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Fuji in July, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Fun & Games Museums Shopping
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Euro Space ©
Euro Space
Wa Space ©
Wa Space

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